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OFDb Top 100 Movies

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OFDb Top 100 Movies

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Post by Cinepolis » March 12th, 2020, 4:17 pm

The OFDb is a German movie platform, mostly used to catalog one's film collection. But users can also rate movies on a scale from 1 (bad) to 10 (great).
A movie needs to have at least 50 ratings to be ranked among the other films. These are the 100 best-rated movies.

The most noticeable difference from other movie platforms is the lack of recent productions. The most recent movies are "Dark Knight", "Gran Torino" and "96 Hours" from 2008.
What do you think about the list?

100. 96 Hours (2008)
99. Halloween (1978)
98. Donnie Darko (2001)
97. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
96. Die Hard 2 (1990)
95. The Rock (1996)
94. M (1931)
93. Brotherhood (2004)
92. Oldboy (2003)
91. Butterfly Effect (2003)
90. Face Off (1997)
89. Spirited Away (2001)
88. Die Hard 3 (1995)
87. The Life of Brian (1979)
86. Rear Window (1954)
85. Platoon (1986)
84. Snatch (2000)
83. The Pianist (2002)
82. Schindler's List (1993)
81. The Green Mile (1999)
80. Apocalypse Now (1979)
79. Saw (2004)
78. North By Northwest (1959)
77. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
76. Shining (1980)
75. Clockwork Orange (1971)
74. For A Few Dollars More (1965)
73. The Big Lebowski (1998)
72. Gladiator (2000)
71. Evil Dead (1981)
70. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
69. L.A. Confidential (1997)
68. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
67. True Romance (1993)
66. Princess Mononoke (1997)
65. Taxi Driver (1976)
64. Memento (2000)
63. Lethal Weapon (1987)
62. Jaws (1975)
61. Seven Samurai (1954)
60. The Usual Suspects (1995)
59. RoboCop (1987)
58. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
57. City of God (2002)
56. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
55. Casino (1995)
54. Rambo (1982)
53. Total Recall (1990)
52. Last Boy Scout (1991)
51. Blast Killer (1989)
50. Hard-Boiled (1992)
49. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
48. Dead Alive / Braindead (1992)
47. Das Boot (1981)
46. American Beauty (1999)
45. Psycho (1960)
44. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
43. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
42. The Thing (1982)
41. Braveheart (1995)
40. Starship Troopers (1997)
39. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
38. Matrix (1999)
37. Gran Torino (2008)
36. GoodFellas (1990)
35. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
34. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
33. Predator (1987)
32. Zombie (1978)
31. The Boondock Saints (1999)
30. 12 Angry Men (1957)
29. Heat (1995)
28. Forrest Gump (1994)
27. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
26. Back to the Future (1985)
25. American History X (1998)
24. Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi (1983)
23. The Dark Knight (2008)
22. Alien (1979)
21. Sin City (2005)
20. Terminator (1984)
19. The Godfather II (1974)
18. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
17. Aliens (1986)
16. Star Wars (1977)
15. Scarface (1983)
14. Seven (1995)
13. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
12. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
11. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
10. Fight Club (1999)
9. Léon: The Professional (1994)
8. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
7. Die Hard (1988)
6. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
5. The Godfather (1972)
4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
3. Terminator 2 (1991)
2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
1. Pulp Fiction (1994)

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » March 12th, 2020, 5:29 pm

Is M the only actual German film on the list? Germans don’t like German films, got it. :P
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Post by mjf314 » March 12th, 2020, 6:02 pm

GruesomeTwosome wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Is M the only actual German film on the list? Germans don’t like German films, got it. :P
Das Boot is German.

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Post by Cinepolis » March 12th, 2020, 6:15 pm

The problem is, only few people rate the lesser-known movies and the ones who do rate more harshly. That's why almost no pre-70s movies are on the list.

Here are the top 20 movies, that don't have enough ratings:

1) Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)
2) Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
3) Babam ve Oglum (2005)
4) Maradona, the Golden Kid (2006)
5) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
6) Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)
7) Satantango (1994)
8) Harakiri (1962)
9) Napoleon (1927)
10) Fires on the Plain (1959)
11) Greed (1924)
12) Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1989)
13) 'night, Mother (1986)
14) Woman of the Dunes (1964)
15) Hokuspokus (1953)
16) L'Humanité (1999)
17) Paul - Geschichte eines Ausgestoßenen (1974)
18) The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)
19) Moolaadè (2004)
20) Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » March 12th, 2020, 6:22 pm

mjf314 wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 6:02 pm
GruesomeTwosome wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Is M the only actual German film on the list? Germans don’t like German films, got it. :P
Das Boot is German.
Ah, somehow I missed that one when scanning the list.
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Post by Teproc » March 12th, 2020, 6:23 pm

The French equivalent is a bit weirder (though also IMDB-like in some ways), and definitely not shy on recent productions. Is OFDb mostly used by cinephiles or also by regular people ?
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » March 12th, 2020, 6:23 pm

Cinepolis wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 6:15 pm
The problem is, only few people rate the lesser-known movies and the ones who do rate more harshly. That's why almost no pre-70s movies are on the list.

Here are the top 20 movies, that don't have enough ratings:
And I assume that site must have a very small user base, if only 50 ratings on a film are needed for it to quality for the top 100.
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Post by beavis » March 12th, 2020, 6:42 pm

I came across OFDb first, years ago, when I needed to check if my Dutch cult ex-rental VHS tapes were uncut or not. They have good information on this (and on German VHS/DVD/BluRay releases of course). Which is why I always suspect that the userbase must be well versed in 70's and 80's cult cinema... but that might just be a small portion of that platform of course. The top-list does read somewhat like a lists of favorites from a "regular dude" from my generation... :)

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Post by Cinepolis » March 12th, 2020, 7:28 pm

Teproc wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 6:23 pm
The French equivalent is a bit weirder (though also IMDB-like in some ways), and definitely not shy on recent productions. Is OFDb mostly used by cinephiles or also by regular people ?
I'd say a big percentage of OFDb users are like beavis assumed, horror/action lovers. OFDb is mostly used to find out, whether a release uncut or not. And movies that are censored the most in Germany are of course horror and action movies. Lovers of more traditional cinema wouldn't need to use this site and use other platforms instead. That's why movies like "From Dusk Till Dawn", "Die Hard 3", "Predator" and "Dead Alive" are among the best rated.
Also, seeing your list, I guess French people like their own cinema more than Germans do.
GruesomeTwosome wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 6:23 pm
And I assume that site must have a very small user base, if only 50 ratings on a film are needed for it to quality for the top 100.
Well, it's a bit weird. Technically, they should be allowed into the top 100, but the admins don't feel comfortable with putting movies with few votes alongside very popular and widely loved films.

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Post by sebby » March 12th, 2020, 10:57 pm

Typical Mainstream Trash: The List

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Post by Cinepolis » March 13th, 2020, 3:20 pm

Well, apparently we Germans love mainstream.
Also, I just realized that "Citizen Kane" isn't in the top 100.

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